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West Virginia News

Loose barges float down Ohio River, 1 may have struck bridge

MASON, W.Va. (AP) — A bridge between Ohio and West Virginia reopened early Friday after authorities said a barge may have crashed into one of its pillars while at least nine barges ran loose along the Ohio River. The Pomeroy-Mason Bridge was open as of 3 a.m. Friday after a West Virginia ...

Soaking rains cause WVa rock slide, prompt river warning

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Soaking rains caused part of a hillside to collapse in southern West Virginia and prompted a flood warning along the Ohio River. Highways officials said high water forced road closings in multiple counties Thursday. Near Williamson, a rock slide Wednesday night ...

W.Va. lawmaker threatens slowdown until delegate disciplined

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia lawmaker says he will continue slowing down legislation in the House of Delegates until a delegate who confronted him over a bill is disciplined. Republican Del. Eric Porterfield on Wednesday dramatically ...

Preliminary findings released in fatal WVa airplane crash

GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) — A pilot killed in the crash of a small plane he had just purchased did not receive a weather briefing or file flight plans before his aircraft went down in northern West Virginia, according to a preliminary report released Thursday. West Virginia State Police and the ...

West Virginia Senate passes solar bill with nods to coal

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate on Friday passed a bill encouraging power companies to use solar energy in a bid to lure businesses to the state. But they're making it clear that they don't want the coal industry to feel left out. The ...

Rock slide sends 3 to hospital near West Virginia Univ.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Three people were taken to a hospital Monday after a rock slide struck a car and a transit shuttle vehicle near West Virginia University's campus. The university said the slide occurred along U.S. Route 19 in Morgantown after rains fell in the area. One boulder ...

Trump, Manchin trading barbs as impeachment feud boils over

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A post-impeachment spat between President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has sunk to name-calling and insults. The moderate Democrat took to cable news Monday to hurl barbs at the president after a weekend of ...

Crews search river banks for missing kayaker

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Rescue crews were searching the banks of the Middle Fork River in West Virginia on Monday for a missing kayaker, an official said. "The water is high, so we're doing what we can this morning," said West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Lt. Brad McDougal ...

West Virginia Senate passes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After acknowledging that murder is already a crime, the West Virginia Senate on Monday passed a bill to penalize physicians who don't provide medical care to a baby born after an abortion attempt. Senators unanimously approved ...

W.Va. Senate passes bill to create intermediate court system

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Senate approved a bill Monday to create a new intermediate court system. The bill that passed on an 18-14 vote now goes to the House of Delegates. The Legislature has made numerous attempts in past sessions to approve similar legislation without ...